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The copper mines of Cloncurry quickly made this town one of the most prosperous in the Outback. Down through the years since the copper lode was discovered in 1867, Cloncurry has hosted a plethora of other historic occasions.
  
Cloncurry is a town in the north west of Queensland, 770 km west of Townsville. The town lies adjacent to the Cloncurry River. Cloncurry is known as the '''Friendly Heart of the Great North West'''.
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It was here where the idea for Qantas was first mooted. 'Conceived in Cloncurry, born in Winton and grew up in Longreach' goes a local saying. The original hangar still stands at the local aerodrome.
  
Cattle grazing is significant in the town, and has a large sale yards is located.
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The Royal Flying Doctor Service was also launched in Cloncurry. Visit John Flynn Place to get an insight into the story of this iconic outback service.
  
The first Europeans to traverse the area were Burke and Wills on their epic, and ultimately fatal, transcontinental expedition. The Cloncurry River was named by Burke after Lady Elizabeth Cloncurry, his cousin, with the town eventually taking its name from the river.
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Known as the ''''Friendly Heart of the Great North West'''', the town now services the sheep and cattle properties in the surrounding district and is an important sales centre for sheep, cattle and horses.
 
 
The town has a public library, gallery, public swimming pool, showground, racecourse, Flying Doctor museum and a mineral display in the old post office.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 08:12, 16 December 2012

Cloncurry is a town in Outback Queensland.

Understand

The copper mines of Cloncurry quickly made this town one of the most prosperous in the Outback. Down through the years since the copper lode was discovered in 1867, Cloncurry has hosted a plethora of other historic occasions.

It was here where the idea for Qantas was first mooted. 'Conceived in Cloncurry, born in Winton and grew up in Longreach' goes a local saying. The original hangar still stands at the local aerodrome.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service was also launched in Cloncurry. Visit John Flynn Place to get an insight into the story of this iconic outback service.

Known as the 'Friendly Heart of the Great North West', the town now services the sheep and cattle properties in the surrounding district and is an important sales centre for sheep, cattle and horses.

Get in

Cloncurry is on the Barkley Highway between Townsville and Mount Isa, around 120km from Mount Isa.

By train, The Inlander passes through Cloncurry twice a week.

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